Giant button build

The conversation went something like: If you wanted to build an interactive art object what would it be like? It should peoples attention from far away. It should make people smile. It should make people feel good about themselves. It should take people on an emotion journey. In other words, make them feel good and then take that away. Hmmm... What is something kind of universal that almost everyone likes to do? PUSH BUTTONS!     The button started out as a stack of light weight MDF rings glued together.                   After a few hours of machining and a nice coat of sealer we have this hollow shell of a button.   Wrapping the button in automotive vinyl took a heat gun, a squeegee and a lot of patience to get all the wrinkles out.  Added the lettering and it's started to look like a button.                   A CNC cut a plywood frame to hold the button and all the mechanical guts.  Here you can see the linear bearings to give the button it's smooth action...
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Projects

Here are several projects we have worked on… Ekso Bionics BCS designed the battery system for this device that helps paraplegics walk View More Faraday Bikes BCS designed the battery monitoring system for their latest power assist bicycle View More Smitten Ice Cream BCS designed the machines that dose Liquid Nitrogen to each batch of their delicious ice cream View More Solo Drone BCS designed electronics for the handheld remote as well as provided general engineering support for the product. View More Parking Meter for Google IO Keynote 2016 BCS designed and fabricated a simi-functioning parking meter as a demonstration for the Google IO, 2016 Keynote talk. Sifteo BCS worked with the Sifteo team on communications, sensing and power control Swivl A personal cameraman for your iPhone View More OneWheel BCS designed the battery system for their one wheeled self-balancing skate board. View More Structure 3d scanner BCS worked with the Occipital team on the power system and various other hardware design challenges View More Electronic Guard Gnome View More BRD motorcyles (Now Alta Motors) View More Shape changing robotic chandelier for Swarovski Electronic/mechanical design by Zach Radding, Esthetic design...
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